Table 6

Significant Mann Whitney U results (p < 0.05) of nurse practitioner versus physician ratings for resources.

Resources and characteristic

Test statistic and p value

Therapeutic Choices is used frequently

Nurses are credible

Nurse are current/timely

Allied health professionals are accessible

Allied health professionals are current/timely


Mean score

Physicians

15.27

16.83

16.04

14.67

14.28

NP

12.82

9.46

10.19

8.25

8.54

Mann-Whitney U

24.50

32.00

41.50

21.00

24.50

p value

p = 0.045

p = 0.011

p = 0.046

p = 0.018

p = 0.034


Abbreviations: NP: Nurse practitioner

Murphy et al. BMC Nursing 2006 5:5   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-5-5

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